Illustration Friday - Depth
When I was a little girl, I thought it would be wonderful to be a mermaid. I wasn't really thinking about the whole idea of living underwater...I just really wanted that tail! According to the various pictures I had seen of mermaids, their tails came in myriad colors ranging from reds and magentas to most shimmering shades of blue and turquoise. They were slinky and sparkly, firm but translucent at the bottom, and totally irrestible to a child who adored dressing in costumes. So one summer while on vacation by the ocean, I spent a great deal of time sketching mermaids and designing a mermaid costume that I planned to make when I got home.
To be honest, I don't remember why I never made the costume; all I remember is dreaming about the stretchy metallic bue and green fabric that I hoped to find somewhere and use for my project. Perhaps I was sidetracked by my determination to find the end of the rainbow (this is true...I was sure it was near a sand cliff way down at the farthest end of the beach) or by the excitement of listening to Beatles records with my summer friend in her little playroom in the hotel her mother managed. Whatever the reason was, I have not since drawn a picture of a mermaid. So my offering for this week's Illustration Friday is also a nod to the girl was never afraid to let her imagination lead the way.